Kenward Elmslie et al. in New York City - 3 November, 1965

from 1965, page 154:

Catastrophic dress rehearsal. Ridiculous spoken preamble by me for the invited lady Friends of City Center. Margo, vocal cords frozen, with anticipation, merely mouthed her role, while Donald's decapitation of the bird caused laughter and had to be restaged. Question of firing the conductor (Rudel, at this late date, envisaged memorizing he score himself overnight), but settled instead for an extra orchestra rehearsal tomorrow afternoon. Kenward and I profoundly dissatisfied with the gauche lighting, The printed libretto arrived, seething with errors. (Boosey & Hawkes has hired JA to design …   more >>
cite as

Ned Rorem, 1965. In The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 154. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Kenward Elmslie
editor, performer, Publishing, Writer
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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Miss Julie
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Marguerite Willauer, New York City Opera, Donald Gramm

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 November, 1965
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 09 Jan 2015 12:34:43 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:33:58 +0000